The Spruce No. 1 mountaintop removal mine in West Virginia came one step closer to a veto today. The EPA released recommendations made by their Region 3 Administrator who oversees mid-Atlantic states including West Virginia. Region 3 Administrator Shawn Garvin recommended that the U.S. EPA veto the Spruce Mine Clean Water Act permit because of the negative impacts it would have on water quality.
RAN is encouraged by regional administrator Garvin’s recommendation and calls on the EPA to take the next step and veto the disastrous Spruce Mine permit.